Gap analyses by variable or by type of mission

Please select either a variable or a type of mission to display a time chart of satellite instruments having the potential to provide the corresponding measurements. The selection is based on design characteristics (Expert analysis) or declared mission objectives (Simplified analysis). Such a preliminary analysis does not replace a detailed assessment of the actual instrument performances, data availability, and quality of derived environmental data records against specific user requirements.

Note: The chart can be sorted by clicking on the header columns and filtered by instrument properties when applicable. Select the period of interest with the cursor at the bottom of the chart. Future missions which are not firmly planned are shaded with stripes. A warning icon (Important note) indicates degraded satellite: hover over the icon for details. The chart is followed by a table of all potentially relevant instruments.

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In "Simplified" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated by looking at each instrument's mission objectives: for each instrument we keep track of what the primary, secondary, and opportunity mission objectives are. These mission objectives indicate that an instrument is primarily envisioned to measure variable X, Y and Z, that variables A, B and C are its secondary objective, and that it may offer the opportunity to measure variables I and II although it is not optimized for that. The simplified Gap analysis produces a timeline based on this information. The simplified Gap analysis is only available for analyzing variables, not for missions.
In "Expert system" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated with an expert system. Internally, OSCAR works with a large set of 1700 rules that determine whether or not an instrument is capable of measuring a given variable, and to what degree. When you select "Expert system", the Gap analysis is performed based on this large set of rules.
Measurement timeline for Geomagnetic field

Definition:

Magnitude and direction of the 3D magnetic field on the surface of Earth and within the magnetosphere (i.e., in low-Earth orbit and in geosynchronous orbit).

Hint: Move around in the timeline by scrolling up, down, left or right.

Found 121 results

This table has a large number of results.
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EMFISIS Important note1 - primaryVAP (2 sat)18 °
X
XXXXXX
X
FGM (THEMIS)1 - primaryARTEMIS-P26 °
X
XXXXXXXXX
FGM (THEMIS)1 - primaryTHEMIS-A6 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
FGM (THEMIS)1 - primaryTHEMIS-E6 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
FGM (THEMIS)1 - primaryARTEMIS-P16 °
X
XXXXXXXXX
FGM (THEMIS)1 - primaryTHEMIS-D6 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
FGM1 - primaryCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
FGM1 - primaryCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
AFG1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
X
XXXXX
AFG1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
X
XXXXX
AFG1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
X
XXXXX
AFG1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
X
XXXXX
DFG1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
X
XXXXX
DFG1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
X
XXXXX
DFG1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
X
XXXXX
DFG1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
X
XXXXX
EDI1 - primaryCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
EDI1 - primaryCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
EDI (MMS) Important note1 - primaryMMS-B28 °
X
XXXXX
EDI (MMS) Important note1 - primaryMMS-C28 °
X
XXXXX
EDI (MMS)1 - primaryMMS-D28 °
X
XXXXX
EDI (MMS)1 - primaryMMS-A28 °
X
XXXXX
MGF (ERG)2 - very highERG31 °
X
XXXX
MFE2 - very highPolar86 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
X
MGF2 - very highGEOTAIL29 °
X
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MGF (CASSIOPE)2 - very highCASSIOPE80 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
FM-G3 - highZondTBDXXXX
FVM Important noteNo3 - high├śrsted96.5 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
FVM3 - highSAC-C10:20 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXX
X
IMAP-53 - highCoronas-F82.5 °
X
XXX
X
KSEM/MGYes3 - highGEO-KOMPSAT-2A128.2°E
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
PEM/VMAG3 - highUARS57 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
Potential3 - highSICH-210:50 desc
X
X
SM-8M3 - highCoronas-Photon82.5 °
X
SWS/SEM/MFD3 - highFY-3E05:30 descXXXXXX
SWS/SEM/MFD3 - highFY-3H14:00 ascXXXXXX
SWS/SEM/MFD3 - highFY-3F10:00 descXXXXXX
SWS/SEM/MFD3 - highFY-3I05:30 descXXXXXX
VFM3 - highSWARM-A87.35 °
X
XXXXXXX
VFM3 - highSWARM-C87.35 °
X
XXXXXXX
VFM3 - highSWARM-B87.75 °
X
XXXXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highElectro-L N576°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highElectro-M N3165.8°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highElectro-M N114.5°WXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highElectro-M N276°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highElectro-L N4166°EXXXXXXXXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highArctica-M N363.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highArctica-M N463.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highArctica-M N563.4 °XXXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highArctica-M N163.4 °
X
XXXXX
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - highArctica-M N263.4 °XXXXXX
RMS/MAG3 - highElectro-GOMS76.5°E
X
XXXXX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-9 (GMS backup)155°E
X
XX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-10 (S-America)60°W
X
XX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-12 (S-America)60°W
X
XX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-1135°W
X
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X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-275°W
X
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X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-3135°W
X
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X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-4135°W
X
XXXXXXX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-575°W
X
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X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-6135°W
X
XXXXX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-775°W
X
XXXXXXXX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-875°W
X
XXXXXXXXX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-9135°W
X
XXXXXXX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-10135°W
X
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X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-11135°W
X
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X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-1275°W
X
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X
SEM/MAG Important noteYes3 - highGOES-1360°W
X
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X
SEM/MAGYes3 - highGOES-14105°W
X
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SEM/MAGYes3 - highGOES-15128°W
X
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SEM/MAG Important note3 - highGOES-1675.2°W
X
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SEM/MAGYes3 - highGOES-17137.2°W
X
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SEM/MAG3 - highSMS-175°W
X
XXXXXX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-T137°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEM/MAG3 - highSMS-2135°W
X
XXXXXX
X
SEM/MAG3 - highGOES-U75°WXXXXXXXXXXXX
SEP-fieldsYes3 - highFY-4A105°E
X
XXXXX
SEP-fields3 - highFY-4B105°EXXXXXXXX
SEP-fields3 - highFY-4C86.5°EXXXXXXXX
SEP-fields3 - highFY-4D105°EXXXXXXXX
SEP-fields3 - highFY-4E86.5°EXXXXXXXX
SEP-fields3 - highFY-4F105°EXXXXXXXX
SEP-fields3 - highFY-4G86.5°EXXXXXXXX
SEM/SSM3 - highDMSP-F0710:10 desc
X
XXXX
X
SEM/SSM3 - highDMSP-F1203:35 desc
X
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X
SEM/SSM3 - highDMSP-F1305:51 desc
X
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X
SEM/SSMNo3 - highDMSP-F1417:00 asc
X
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SESS/SSM-BoomNo3 - highDMSP-F15 Important note14:50 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SESS/SSM-BoomNo3 - highDMSP-F1606:20 asc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SESS/SSM-BoomNo3 - highDMSP-F1706:40 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
SESS/SSM-Boom Important noteNo3 - highDMSP-F1804:50 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
SESS/SSM-BoomNo3 - highDMSP-F1906:36 desc
X
X
X
MIAS3 - highCHAMP87 °
X
XXXXXXXXX
X
OVMNo3 - high├śrsted96.5 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
X
OVM3 - highSAC-C10:20 desc
X
XXXXXXXXXXXX
X
ASM3 - highSWARM-A87.35 °
X
XXXXXXX
ASM Important note3 - highSWARM-C87.35 °
X
ASM3 - highSWARM-B87.75 °
X
XXXXXXX
NBK/24 - fairIonosphere N1 & N2TBDXXXX
NBK/24 - fairIonosphere N3 & N4TBDXXXX
NBK/24 - fairZondTBDXXXX
SCM5 - marginalARTEMIS-P26 °
X
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SCM5 - marginalTHEMIS-A6 °
X
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SCM5 - marginalTHEMIS-E6 °
X
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SCM5 - marginalARTEMIS-P16 °
X
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SCM5 - marginalTHEMIS-D6 °
X
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SCM (MMS)5 - marginalMMS-B28 °
X
XXXXX
SCM (MMS)5 - marginalMMS-C28 °
X
XXXXX
SCM (MMS)5 - marginalMMS-D28 °
X
XXXXX
SCM (MMS)5 - marginalMMS-A28 °
X
XXXXX
WBD5 - marginalCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
X
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WBD5 - marginalCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
X
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STAFF5 - marginalCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
X
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STAFF5 - marginalCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
X
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EFW (CLUSTER)5 - marginalCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
X
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EFW (CLUSTER)5 - marginalCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
X
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WHISPER5 - marginalCLUSTER A&B Important note90 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
WHISPER5 - marginalCLUSTER C&D Important note90 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
PWE5 - marginalERG31 °
X
XXXX
PWI5 - marginalGEOTAIL29 °
X
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
PWI (Polar)5 - marginalPolar86 °
X
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X
All instruments for measuring Geomagnetic field
Instruments Relevance Operational limitations
EMFISIS1 - primary
FGM (THEMIS)1 - primary
FGM1 - primary
AFG1 - primary
DFG1 - primary
EDI1 - primary
EDI (MMS)1 - primary
MGF (ERG)2 - very high
MFE2 - very high
MGF2 - very high
MGF (CASSIOPE)2 - very high
FM-G3 - high
FVM3 - high
IMAP-53 - high
KSEM/MG3 - high
PEM/VMAG3 - high
Potential3 - high
SM-8M3 - high
SWS/SEM/MFD3 - high
VFM3 - high
GGAK-E/FM-E3 - high
RMS/MAG3 - high
SEM/MAG3 - high
SEP-fields3 - high
SEM/SSM3 - high
SESS/SSM-Boom3 - high
MIAS3 - high
OVM3 - high
ASM3 - high
NBK/24 - fair
SCM5 - marginal
SCM (MMS)5 - marginal
WBD5 - marginal
STAFF5 - marginal
EFW (CLUSTER)5 - marginal
WHISPER5 - marginal
PWE5 - marginal
PWI5 - marginal
PWI (Polar)5 - marginal